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ECLAC Assesses the Impact of the Economic Recovery on Poverty in the Region

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25 November 2010|Press Release

The Social Panorama, which proposes long-term policies to tackle inequality, will be presented by the Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Bárcena, in Chile on 30 November.

(23 November, 2010) The economic recovery in Latin America in 2010 was so strong that it will enable the region to continue reducing poverty rates.  The magnitude of this effect, as well as long-term policies to combat inequality, are analysed in the ECLAC 2010 Social Panorama of Latin America, which will be presented on Tuesday 30 November.

Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, will present the document at a press conference  at 11:00 a.m. at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago.

This is the eighteenth edition of the Social Panorama, which is one of the main annual flagship publications of ECLAC, and provides 2010 projections for poverty and extreme poverty in the region, and assesses social spending and income distribution.

The 2010 Social Panorama also includes:

  • A review of social public expenditure trends in the region - Is there a progressive trend?
  • An analysis of how inequality is reproduced throughout people's life cycles, especially between birth and the age of 29
  • Public policy recommendations to break the cycle of the intergenerational transmission of poverty, with emphasis on the education sector.

The media are invited to the press conference to launch the 2010 Social Panorama of Latin America, which will be held at the ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Sala Celso Furtado).

For further information, please contact María Amparo Lasso, Chief of ECLAC's Public Information and Web Services Section:; Telephone: (56 2) 210 2040/2491.